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This page lists current other NCI and NIH cancer imaging initiatives, including grant mechanisms where industry is encouraged to apply.

For information about the funding process, go to Mechanisms or Guidelines.

The NCI's Division of Extramural Activities provides information about newly approved concepts, which may become RFAs and PAs. Check the Concepts Cleared at the NCI Board of Scientific Advisors Meeting web site for the earliest possible information about future initiatives.

  • PAR-14-085: Revision applications for research on metabolic reprogramming to improve immunotherapy (R01)

    • Release Date: March 11, 2014
    • Application Receipt Date: Jul 10, 2014; Dec 11, 2014; Jul 10, 2015; Dec 11, 2015; Jul 11, 2016; Dec 14, 2016
    • Expiration Date: Dec 15, 2016
    • Contacts:

      Immune cell metabolism or immunotherapy: T. Kevin Howcroft, Ph.D., 240-276-6200, Howcrofk@mail.nih.gov
      Cancer cell metabolism or metabolomics: Barbara Spalholz, Ph.D., 301-496-7028, spalholb@mail.nih.gov
      Metabolic imaging and technology development: Huiming Zhang, Ph.D., 240-276-5979, zhanghui@mail.nih.gov

    This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites research project grant (R01) revision applications from investigators with active NIH R01 research project grant awards to support an expansion of the scope of the funded R01 project grant awards through the addition of one or more new specific aims.  Revision applications are expected to stimulate collaborative research projects to generate a mechanistic understanding of the metabolic processes that support robust anti-tumor immune responses in vivo, determine how the metabolic landscape of the tumor microenvironment affects immune effector functions, and use this information to manipulate (or reprogram) the metabolic pathways used by the tumor, the immune response, or both to improve cancer immunotherapy.

    Companion funding opportunities: PAR-14-087 (P01), PAR-14-086 (U01)

  • PAR-13-137: Bioengineering Research Grants (R01)

    • Release Date: June 20, 2013
    • Application Receipt Date: Standard dates apply: see http://grants.nih.gov/grants/funding/submissionschedule.htm
    • Expiration Date: Standard dates apply: see http://grants.nih.gov/grants/funding/submissionschedule.htm
  • PA-12-284: Exploratory / Developmental Bioengineering Research Grants (R21)

    • Release Date: June 20, 2013
    • Application Receipt Date: Standard dates apply: see http://grants.nih.gov/grants/funding/submissionschedule.htm
    • Expiration Date: Standard dates apply: see http://grants.nih.gov/grants/funding/submissionschedule.htm
  • PAR-13-189: Imaging and Biomarkers for Early Cancer Detection (R01)

    • Release Date: May 14, 2013
    • Application Receipt Date: July 10, 2013, December 11, 2013, July 10, 2014, December 11, 2014, July 10, 2015, December 11, 2015
    • Expiration Date: December 12, 2015
    • Contacts:

      Richard Mazurchuk, Ph.D.; Phone 240-276-7126; Email: mazurchukrv@mail.nih.gov

      Imaging related: Keyvan Farahani, Ph.D.; Phone: 240-276-5921; Email: farahank@mail.nih.gov

    This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites research project (R01) applications that combine imaging and biomarkers. The overall objective of this FOA is to facilitate collaborative imaging and biomarker research to improve cancer screening, early cancer detection and diagnosis by integrating multi modality imaging strategies and multiplexed biomarker methodologies.

  • PAR-13-176: Revision Applications to U01 Awards for Research on Imaging and Biomarkers for Early Cancer Detection (U01)

    • Release Date: May 14, 2013
    • Application Receipt Date: July 10, 2013; December 11, 2013; July 10, 2014; December 11, 2014; July 10, 2015; December 11, 2015,
    • Expiration Date: December 12, 2015
    • Contacts:

      Richard Mazurchuk, Ph.D.; Phone 240-276-7126; Email: mazurchukrv@mail.nih.gov

      Imaging related: Keyvan Farahani, Ph.D.; Phone: 240-276-5921; Email: farahank@mail.nih.gov

    This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites cooperative agreement research (U01) revision applications from investigators with active NIH U01 research project awards. Revision applications are expected to focus on combined imaging and biomarker approaches to improve screening, early cancer detection and diagnosis by integrating multi modality imaging strategies and multiplexed biomarker methodologies. Studies proposed in the revision applications must correspond to additional specific aims, expanding the scope of individual, already funded parent U01 Cooperative Agreements.

  • PAR-13-177: Revision Applications to R01 Awards for Research on Imaging and Biomarkers for Early Cancer Detection (R01)

    • Release Date: May 14, 2013
    • Application Receipt Date: July 10, 2013, December 11, 2013, July 10, 2014, December 11, 2014, July 10, 2015, December 11, 2015
    • Expiration Date: December 12, 2015
    • Contacts:

      Richard Mazurchuk, Ph.D.; Phone 240-276-7126; Email: mazurchukrv@mail.nih.gov

      Imaging related: Keyvan Farahani, Ph.D.; Phone: 240-276-5921; Email: farahank@mail.nih.gov

    This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites research project grant (R01) revision applications from investigators with active NIH R01 research project grant awards to support an expansion of the scope of funded R01 project grant awards through the addition of one or more new specific aims. Revision applications are expected to focus oncombined imaging and biomarker approaches to improve screening, early cancer detection and diagnosis by integrating multi modality imaging strategies and multiplexed biomarker methodologies.

  • Revisions for Early-Stage Development of Informatics Technology (P01)

    • Release Date: September 20, 2012
    • Application Receipt Date: January 22, 2013, June 18, 2013, November 18, 2013, June 18, 2014, November 18, 2014, June 18, 2015.
    • Expiration Date: June 19, 2015
    • Contacts:

      Jiayin (Jerry) Li, M.D., Ph.D.; Phone: 240-276-6210; Email: jerry.li@nih.gov

      For contact information for specific areas, please consult the FOA for the complete list.

    The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to invite revisions (formerly called "competing revisions") from currently funded NCI P01 program projects for early-stage development of enabling informatics technologies to improve the acquisition, management, analysis, and dissemination of data and knowledge. As a component of the NCI's Informatics Technology for Cancer Research (ITCR) Initiative, this FOA aims to promote interdisciplinary collaboration in the development of innovative computational methods and informatics approaches that are essential for cancer research on all fronts to accelerate scientific discovery and ultimately translate data into knowledge and clinical practice. Applications that focus on data processing and analysis or mathematical/statistical modeling alone without new technology development are not appropriate for this FOA. 

  • Advanced Development of Informatics Technology (U24)

    • Release Date: September 20, 2012
    • Application Receipt Date: January 22, 2013, June 18, 2013, November 18, 2013, June 18, 2014, November 18, 2014, June 18, 2015
    • Expiration Date: June 19, 2015
    • Contacts:

      Jiayin (Jerry) Li, M.D., Ph.D.; Phone: 240-276-6210; Email: jerry.li@nih.gov

      For contact information for specific areas, please consult the FOA for the complete list.

    The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to invite Cooperative Agreement (U24) applications for advanced development and enhancement of emerging informatics technologies to improve the acquisition, management, analysis, and dissemination of data and knowledge in cancer research. An emerging informatics technology is defined as one that has passed the initial prototyping and pilot development stage, has demonstrated potential to have a significant and broader impact, has compelling reasons for further improvement and enhancement, and has not been widely adopted in the cancer research field. If successful, these technologies would accelerate research in cancer biology, cancer treatment and diagnosis, cancer prevention, cancer control and epidemiology, and/or cancer health disparities. This FOA is one component of the NCI's Informatics Technology for Cancer Research (ITCR) Initiative whose central mission is to promote research-driven informatics technology development.  Potential applicants who are interested in early-stage development should consult companion FOAs listed on the previous page.  Applications that focus on informatics data processing and analysis or mathematical/statistical modeling alone without informatics technology development are not appropriate for this FOA.

  • Early-Stage Development of Informatics Technology (U01)

    • Release Date: September 20, 2012
    • Application Receipt Date: January 22, 2013, June 18, 2013, November 18, 2013, June 18, 2014, November 18, 2014, June 18, 2015 , by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization.
    • Expiration Date: June 19, 2015
    • Contacts:

      Jiayin (Jerry) Li, M.D., Ph.D.; Phone: 240-276-6210; Email: jerry.li@nih.gov

      For contact information for specific areas, please consult the FOA for the complete list.

    The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to invite Cooperative Agreement (U01) applications for the development of enabling informatics technologies to improve the acquisition, management, analysis, and dissemination of data and knowledge in cancer research. As a component of the NCI's Informatics Technology for Cancer Research (ITCR) Initiative, this FOA focuses on early-stage development from prototyping to hardening and adaptation. The central mission of the ITCR is to promote research-driven informatics technology development. In order to be successful, proposed development plans must have a clear rationale on why the proposed technology is needed and how it will benefit the cancer research community. In addition, mechanisms to solicit feedback from users and collaborators throughout the development process should be included. Applications that focus on data processing and analysis or mathematical/statistical modeling alone without new technology development are not appropriate for this FOA.

    Earliest submission date: December 22, 2012

  • Revisions for Early-Stage Development of Informatics Technology (U01)

    • Release Date: September 20, 2012
    • Application Receipt Date: January 22, 2013, June 18, 2013, November 18, 2013, June 18, 2014, November 18, 2014, June 18, 2015, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization.
    • Expiration Date: June 19, 2015
    • Contacts:

      Jiayin (Jerry) Li, M.D., Ph.D.; Phone: 240-276-6210; Email: jerry.li@nih.gov

      For contact information for specific areas, please consult the FOA for the complete list.

    The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to invite revisions (formerly called "competing revisions") from currently funded NCI U01 cooperative agreement projects for early-stage development of enabling informatics technologies to improve the acquisition, management, analysis, and dissemination of data and knowledge. As a component of the NCI's Informatics Technology for Cancer Research (ITCR) Initiative, this FOA aims to promote interdisciplinary collaboration in the development of innovative computational methods and informatics approaches that are essential for cancer research on all fronts to accelerate scientific discovery and ultimately translate data into knowledge and clinical practice. Applications that focus on data processing and analysis or mathematical/statistical modeling alone without new technology development are not appropriate for this FOA.

    Earliest submission date: December 22, 2012